Advanced Search Indexes Used in this Collection

The Advanced Search indexes that appear on the drop-down menu on your screen depend on the type of content in the collection you are currently using. The table below provides a complete list of available indexes; however, you will find only those indexes that relate to the actual content you are searching.

Note: Indexes marked with (B) can be browsed by clicking the Browse button that will appear to the far right of the index search box when the index is selected. Browsing allows you to build your search expression by selecting from the complete list of available entries for a particular index. Your browse selection(s) will be automatically filled in on the Advanced Search page.

Index Abbreviation Description General Search Tips
Company Name c0 The company name index allows you to search for a company, organization, parent company, subsidiary, etc. by name. A search in the company index for two words with no intervening operator will find occurrences of the words within two words of each other in either direction.

You may use wildcards when searching this index.
Document Author au This index lets you search for names of authors of documents. Authors are indexed in surname/given name order; for example, nelan bruce w. A search in the author index for two names with no intervening operator will find occurrences of the names within two words of each other in either direction, but it's still best to search in surname-first order.

You may use wildcards when searching this index.
Document Title ti The document title index is composed of all words (except stop words) in document titles. A title might include one or more parenthetical annotations. Typical annotations include very brief capsule descriptions of the published content; the primary focus; words like column to indicate the type of item; or the name of a regular feature, such as First Looks. Wildcards are not permitted when searching this index.
Entire Document tx This index refers to all words (except stop words) from the body of documents as well as the fields of information included in the keyword search. This is a good search to use if you are looking a particular line of text or an unusual phrase. You may use wildcards when searching this index.
ISBN ib An International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique 10-digit designation for a particular edition of a book as assigned by the Library of Congress; for example, 0685535932 or 156849632X. Each book title and volume has its own unique ISBN. You can search on the ISBN for the print or electronic version of the book. By choosing the ISBN you are limiting your search to a particular title. Does not search periodical content (magazines, journals, or newspapers).

Wildcards are not permitted when searching this index.
ISSN sn An International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a unique, eight-digit designation for a particular periodical publication as assigned by a global network of ISSN Centres; for example, 0022-006X or 0095-6562. You can search on the ISSN for the print or electronic version of the periodical. By choosing the ISSN you are limiting your search to a particular title. Does not search reference or multimedia content.

Wildcards are not permitted when searching this index.
Keyword ke Searches all words (except stop words) in key fields in documents, including authors, titles, introductory text, and subject terms. This option searches a broader range of fields than more specific searches like by publication title or subject. You may use wildcards when searching this index. In some collections, searching on the Keyword index will display the Subject Guide Sidebar as part of your search results.
Named Work w0 The named work index is composed of all words (except stop words) in the titles of works referenced within documents. You may use wildcards when searching this index.
Person Name p0 Use the person name index to search for an individual by entering the full surname, the first name and last name in any order, or just the beginning portion of the surname followed by one or more wildcard characters. You may use wildcards when searching this index.
Place Name g0 The place name index allows you to search for documents that contain a geographic location. You may use wildcards when searching this index.
Previous Searches (B) ps Use one or more of your past searches, alone or in combination with other indexes, to create a new search. Previous searches are labeled with search result numbers: R1, R2, R3, etc., with the higher numbers first and indicating the most recent search. Wildcards are not permitted when searching this index.
Publication Title (B) pu Refers to the name of the source for a document: a magazine, newspaper or other periodical publication, or a reference book. Any leading A or The is never indexed; for example, The New York Times is indexed as new york times. Combining a publication title index search with another search is the same as limiting that search by publication title.

You may use wildcards when searching this index.
Publisher Name pb The publisher index lets you search for references to a particular publisher of a book or periodical. You may use wildcards when searching this index.
Subject su The subject index lets you search for documents by words in the topic under which they're indexed. The index consists of all words (except stop words) from Library of Congress subject headings (without subdivisions), people, companies, products, organizations, geographic locations, events, artistic and other published works, statutes and case numbers. You may use wildcards when searching this index.

See the General Search Tips for more information on stop words, wildcards, and operators.